[Edu-sig] unicode/tkinter difficulties on macosx

vincent rioux vincent.rioux at no-log.org
Mon Oct 17 10:55:50 CEST 2005

Dear list,
sorry if you find this subject slightly out of the scope of this list.

Well, I have hard time finding documentation on how to display correctly 
unicode characters with a basic Tkinter widget on Macosx.

from Tkinter import *
root = Tk()
w = Label(root, text=u'\u0254')

This should display an 'open o' of the IPA.
It happens to work with python from FINK (hence using x11) but I just 
can't get it to work on pythonw2.4/tcl-tk acqua. It will only display an 
empty square. I also noticed that i could display characters up to \xFF 
but it seems that i don't manage to access to characters starting from 

any ideas, redirections or solutions are welcome
by advance many thanks,

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